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    Hello,
    This is my very first post in the forum. I've to give the English examination on 30th of August. This topic I'm creating about prepositions so as to ask others to for correction of my wrong solutions.

    I'm not a native English neither people here are very expert in grammar. So I had to search over internet and Google brought me here. I hope I'll find this forum as helpful as I saw others in this forum.

    I'll not make other thread for preposition, just post all of my exercise solutions in this thread.

    Here, I've solved some of the exercise, Please let me know If I'm correct.

    (i) How many (among) the members will join the trip?
    (ii) We had to climb slowly (up) the hill.
    (iii) Don’t lean that ladder (against) the wall.
    (iv) Even the new drug could not cure him (with) his illness.
    (v) The cat likes to rub its head (against) my legs.
    (vi) If you go (into) a river you go towards its source. - Meaning of the sentence is not clear.
    (vii) There is only one bridge (over) this river.
    (viii) Many of us eat (with) fork and spoon.
    (ix) The referee ordered two players (to) the field. - Meaning of the sentence is not clear.
    (x) We have not met (since) early last year.

    Thanks :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by junaid89 View Post

    (i) How many (of) the members will join the trip?
    (ii) We had to climb slowly (up) the hill.
    (iii) Donít lean that ladder (against) the wall.
    (iv) Even the new drug could not cure him (of) his illness.
    (v) The cat likes to rub its head (against) my legs.
    (vi) If you go up river you go towards its source.
    (vii) There is only one bridge (over) this river.
    (viii) Many of us eat (with) a fork and spoon.
    (ix) The referee ordered two players (off) the field.
    (x) We have not met (since) early last year.

    Thanks :)
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    Thanks bro I'll soon post more.. But the meaning of the 6th sentence is not clear, will you please explain..

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    Here are the next solutions, Please let me know if I'm correct.

    (i) My employer has promised an increase in salary, but I havenít got it
    (in) writing as yet.
    (ii) Sajidís mobile phone was stolen while he was away (on) a business trip to
    Lahore.
    (iii) Is being a nuclear power a good idea (in) your opinion?
    (iv) Can I pay this bill (by) credit card?
    (v) Donít run too fast. I canít keep (up) with you.
    (vi) All the participants left in a hurry (at) the end of the seminar.
    (vii) Rashid worked (as) an apprentice in the factory during the summer holidays.
    (viii) I did not do it (on) purpose.
    (ix) I hope to see you on Thursday (at) 10.30 a.m.
    (x) The graduating doctors were advised (to) abide by the code of ethics.

    Thanks

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    All correct.

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    Thanks again brother.
    Another 6, Please check them as well

    (i) He lives (at) 19, Tower Road.
    (ii) Tom and his friend will divide the money (between) themselves.
    (iii) He has been away (since) Friday.
    (iv) John, Tim and Sara will discuss the matter (among) themselves.
    (v) I have known her (since) last year.
    (vi) There are many possibilities (besides) the one I have mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junaid89 View Post
    Thanks bro I'll soon post more.. But the meaning of the 6th sentence is not clear, will you please explain..
    I would leave this one out if I were you. There is no single preposition to fit your space.

    The word upriver means 'towards the source' (downriver means 'towards the sea').

    All correct in #6.

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    Thanks Bro I got it now..
    Here are next six:

    (i) Farmers rely on their knowledge of the soil (in) plantation.
    (ii) Wheat, cotton and sugarcane are three (of) the most important crops.
    (iii) Both men and women help (in) the planting of seeds.
    (iv) Wheat is ground (between) two flat stones to make flour.
    (v) Corn is roasted (by) fire.
    (vi) Cooking is usually done (in) clay pots.

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    Correct. Add s to 'plantation'.

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    Thanks
    Next:
    (i) He purposely refrained (from) saying more.
    (ii) I exchanged my calculator (with) him (for) a camera.

    by a camera also seems fine..

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